The whole culture is messed up now, kids are dying right and left!
When Kandi first became a thing it had drug roots. It isnt fair for people who are older ravers seeing all these youth waving around these bracelets that use to represent something else. People who are trying to enjoy these things without drug culture/kandi culture being shoved down there throats! Yeah whatever you may thing they are all about friendship and whatever else but people didn’t just start wearing tacky beads for no reason it was because they sold drugs! Have some respect and express your friendship in other ways!
Do you even hear yourself? “It isnt fair for people who are older ravers seeing all these youth waving around these bracelets that used to represent something else.” It USED to represent that you carried drugs when raving just meant illegally gathering together to listen to some techno or trance in a dirty warehouse. 20+ years later, the scene has developed into mass-scale festivals that are getting accepted more and more everyday. People use these events to express their individualism that’s suppressed or looked down upon which include kandi bracelets. Yes, something is wrong when people start dying, but my point is: WHAT DOES MAKING THE CHOICE TO WEAR A CERTAIN BRACELET HAVE TO DO WITH ODING ON DRUGS. You take drugs for many reasons, but because of a bracelet is not one of them, at least not anymore.
Me have some respect? How about you listen to your own words. Me wearing a couple bracelets should not bother you this much. Never once in any of the events have I gone to have I seen someone not wearing kandi be bugged to trade or had their time spoiled by someone wearing kandi. And if you want to say “the scene is broken” because of the outdated link to drugs, how about you volunteer at a drug rehabilitating clinic or working with youth groups, and start speaking on behalf of what’s wrong with our SOCIETY to make people feel the need to take so many drugs at events that should be about music and expressing creativity and making new friends. Actually DO SOMETHING to help people with drug problems or influences instead of just pouting fingers at an outdated fad. ✌️